Blumhouse Productions and Universal’s Split managed to be one of the year’s biggest low-budget sleeper hits (second only to Get Out from the same companies), so it’s only natural that it’s going to be getting a sequel. And as a sequel, it’s going to get a larger budget. However, don’t expect it to bee too much more expensive than its predecessor.
In an interview with Collider to promote the Blu-Ray release of Get Out, Split co-producer Jason Blum stated that Glass is going to be more expensive than its predecessor, but it will still most likely keep in touch with the low-budget roots of other movies in the horror-fantasy genre.
“The budget is more traditional, still by Hollywood standards a very low budget, but it is not $5 million.”
Spoiler warning – Glass is not only a sequel to Split, but it’s also a sequel to Unbreakable as well, as the standard Shyamalanian “twist” at the end of Split was the reveal that both stories are part of one fictional universe. So if the budget for the film is being described as larger but manageable, then the last things audiences should expect from the completion of the suspense-thriller trilogy would be a “CGI f*ckathon”, as one director once eloquently wrote.
Glass will be released on January 18. 2019. The film stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (Mr. Glass), James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde), and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke.